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-REC Online Sales of Used Books Draw Protest
[10 hits, 1 votes, Average Rating 1.00] [Added: 10th Apr 2002]

New York Times; David Kirkpatrick; April 10, 2002. These guys are completely nuts! Apparently, "first sale doctrine" wasn't part of their education!! - "Amazon's practice does damage to the publishing industry, decreasing royalty payments to authors and profits to publishers," the guild wrote in its message. "There's no good reason for authors to be complicit in undermining their own sales." I have found a Slashdot discussion that includes the source material as well as other background: Authors Guild To Members: De-link Amazon.com
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-Authors Question Author's Guild
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Wired.com; M. J. Rose; April 16, 2002. " The Author's Guild campaign to encourage its membership to de-link from Amazon in protest over their used book policy isn't getting widespread approval from authors."
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-Book Bargains to Warm a Mommy's Heart
[8 hits, 1 votes, Average Rating 6.00] [Added: 16th May 2002]

New York Times; Michelle Slatalla; May 16, 2002. One author's practical take on the online sales of used books in parallel with new versions at Amazon.com.
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-Unloading His Books, but Not His Conscience
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New York Times; Fred Bernstein; April 11, 2002. A comparison between selling used books online or the old fashioned way.
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